Just under 1 in 6 Floyd County, Indiana children face food insecurity. When school dismisses on Friday, these kids would leave their classroom unsure of whether they will have enough to eat that weekend, if not for the work of Blessings in a Backpack Floyd County.
As research indicates, consistent and reliable nutrition is necessary for success, not only academically, but also mentally and socially. Children from food insecure homes suffer from various cognitive delays and will also have a lower attendance rate.
Approximately 30% of NAFCS pre-K to 6th grade students enrolled in Blessings in a Backpack Floyd County. That number increases daily.
Schools served by Blessings in a Backpack include:
- Fairmont Elementary
- Floyds Knobs Elementary
- Georgetown Elementary
- Grant Line Elementary
- Green Valley Elementary
- Greenville Elementary
- Mt. Tabor Elementary
- S. Ellen Jones Elementary
- Slate Run Elementary
- Hazelwood Middle School
- Highland Hills Middle School
- Scribner Middle School
For as little as $3.75 per weekend, or $150 a school year, you can provide a hunger-free weekend to a child.
Donate today and make a difference in a child’s life.
Statistics from Feeding America and No Kid Hungry.